Alexander Cruz is a financial adviser at SagePoint Financial in Los Angeles. Before participating in a panel on young Californians and retirement, he talked steak and mother-in-law’s tongue (the plant), Joan Rivers and scrap lumber in the Zócalo green room.
How do you like your steak?
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Wow, I can’t even remember. It was probably a meal. I think it was a meal.
What’s your favorite plant or flower?
The plant mother-in-law’s tongue.
What are you keeping in your garage that you should have thrown out already?
What piece of financial advice do you give that people most frequently ignore?
People ignore my financial advice?
What year, past or future, would you time travel to if you could?
I’d like to go back to the Philippines, just as a fly on the wall, around martial law time.
What are you reading right now?
Backcountry Adventures. Peter Massey is the author.
What was the last thing that made you laugh?
The Fashion Police—a tribute to Joan Rivers.
What’s your worst habit?
Waking up late.
If you didn’t live in L.A., where would you be?